Evolution - Sources and Standards

California State Science Standards Grade 7 - Evolution

3 Students will understand that biological evolution accounts for the diversity of species developed through gradual processes over many generations.
a Genetic variation and environmental factors are causes of evolution and the diversity of organisms.
c  Independent lines of evidence from geology, fossils, and comparative anatomy provide basis for the theory of evolution.
e  Extinction of a species because of environmental change and adaptive characteristics of a species are insufficient for survival.

Works Cited:
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Loague, Keith. (2001) “Teaching Strategies for Case-Based Learning: Environmental Problems in the Classroom”.  April 19, 2001 Hartley Conference Center, Mitchell Earth Sciences Building. Stanford, Ca.
McCallum, Rick and Arthur Beauchamp, workshop on Literacy in a Science Classroom.  Given on March 9th at the Hands on Lab at CSUC.
Schademan, Alfred. (2008)  625 History [PowerPoint Slides].  Retrieved from https://vista.csuchico.edu/webct

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